Teela Reid is a proud Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman and lawyer with experience practising in criminal, civil and administrative law
Teela Reid is a Rebellious Lawyer, storyteller, essayists and proud Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman. Teela is also the co-founder of @blackfulla_bookclub, an instagram platform that honours First Nation’s Ancestors as the original Storytellers.
Teela is currently a Sydney-based Senior Solicitor in Aboriginal Land Rights litigation and in 2022 was appointed the inaugural First Nations Lawyer in residence at The University of Sydney Law School. She is also a key advocate for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and recently been appointed to the Federal Governments Referendum Engagement Group to provide strategic input for a Referendum on a First Nations Voice to Parliament.
Teela completed her Postgraduate Juris Doctor/Law from the University of New South Wales. She has a double Bachelor degree in BA.Secondary Teaching/BA.Health and Physical Education from the University of Newcastle, where she studied abroad in Canada. Teela is a graduate of the Global Emerging Leaders Program at The Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in Boston USA.
In 2022, Teela was awarded the Australian Law Awards Indigenous Leader of the Year.
It all begins with a brave idea. I believe the world we live in is the world we create. Imagining what is possible requires the courage to think of the world anew and take the necessary action to implement change.
Teela Reid is a proud Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman and lawyer with experience practising in criminal, civil and administrative law. She is a proud activist and story teller, who is committed to eliminating systemic racism in our society